Year: 1989 Source: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v.17, no.2, (April 1989), p.213-221 SIEC No: 19890916

Adolescent suicide attempters were compared with both distressed & nondistressed nonsuicidal adolescents on problems & coping strategies. All groups reported 4 problems as occurring most frequently: school, parents. friends, or boyfriend/girlfriend. Suicide attempters used social withdrawal, problem solving, & emotional regulation more than nondistressed controls, but not more often than distressed controls. Distressed controls used wishful thinking & resignation more than attempters. (CM)